I’ve been looking forward to this year’s Bouchercon ever since I heard that New Orleans would be the host. I’ve only visited once before, but the city holds a special place in my heart, because it helped me launch my freelance writing career. (I was so inspired by NOLA’s cemeteries that I had to write about them, even though the magazine that employed me never ran pieces like that; six months later, I quit my job and never looked back!)
I’m also excited because my story “The Siege” is a finalist for the Anthony Award for Best Short Story. (Have you had the chance to read it yet? Ellery Queen now has it online, and it’s also available through the Bouchercon website.) I couldn’t be more honored to be nominated, and I love that I’m in great company.
Here’s where to find me at Bouchercon:
Thursday, Sept. 15, 6:30pm-9pm: Bouchercon’s Opening Ceremonies will have a lot going on, and part of that will be an introduction of the Anthony Award nominees.
Friday, Sept. 16, 10:30am: Tor/Forge will be giving away paperback copies of BLOOD ALWAYS TELLS at its hospitality suite, and I’ll be on hand to sign them. I’ll also be dropping in on the suite throughout the day for Forge Author Bingo, so please say hello. (I may even be able to help you win a prize!)
Friday, Sept. 16, 8pm-9:30pm: The Anthony Awards ceremony will be at the Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way.
Saturday, Sept. 17, noon-1pm: I’m on the panel ”Once in a Lifetime — How Did I Get Here?” with Kate Malmon (moderator), Angel Luis Colon, Jess Lourey, Russel McLean, and Jay Stringer. If you could see our email exchanges behind the scenes, you’d know we’re all crazy. This is going to be fun!